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MU junior competed for scholarship at Big 12 championship game

Sunday, December 5, 2010 | 3:15 p.m. CST; updated 6:57 a.m. CST, Monday, December 6, 2010

COLUMBIA — An MU junior competed in a football toss for a $123,000 scholarship against two other college students from across the nation.

Alison Schwartz said she was nervous and excited to throw 10 footballs into an 8-foot-high Dr Pepper can at the Big 12 Championship game in Dallas on Dec. 3. The top two finalists, determined by the football toss, competed at halftime. The winner of the competition received $123,000, and the runner-up received $23,000.

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Even though she didn’t place in the top two, Schwartz said she enjoyed the experience and won $5,000.

“The support I got from MU was great,” she said. “The chancellor and the athletic department were really supportive.”

Schwartz practiced for the competition by throwing footballs with MU quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert, James Franklin and Jimmy Costello.

“I thought it was bizarre to throw a football,” Schwartz said. 

 

 


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